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Old Thu, Apr-17-2008, 01:16:48 AM   #1
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Default Rear fog activation DIY

Thanks to jinxter's impetus, I have installed the Euro rear fog switch. It's really easy. I know he will be following up with a further enhancement of this mod, but I thought I'd post a basic DIY. It's an easy 10-15-minute job.

1) Part number is 61 31 6 932 796, "Control Element Light", $87.40 list
2) Starting at the outside (door side), gently pry out the edge of the trim piece that contains the left air vent. There are two prongs that are a friction fit.
3) Through the hole created, pull out the lower piece containing the light switch. It is a friction fit with 3 prongs.
4) Disconnect the light switch from the panel by depressing and releasing the two tabs on the top and two on the bottom.
5) Disconnect the electrical by rotating the lock lever and pulling out.
6) Connect the electrical to the new switch.
7) Attach the new switch to the panel, making sure each tab "clicks" into the lcoked position.
8) Reinstall the two removed panels by pushing gently back into place.

The two rear fogs can now be turned on with the lower push switch. Warning: These are very bright, so only use them when it's really foggy (or maybe some A*hole is tailgating you).







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wow, i cant believe you are already doing mods like that and I dont even have my car yet!!! blasphemy!

What is the empty space on left? Is something meant to go there or is that just to make it look symmetrical?
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wow, i cant believe you are already doing mods like that and I dont even have my car yet!!! blasphemy!

What is the empty space on left? Is something meant to go there or is that just to make it look symmetrical?
The space on the left has a thumb wheel for adjusting the headlights in some markets--not applicalble to the US with self-levelliing lights.
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Looks good! Some rear fogs look obnoxious but those are nice and subtle.
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Looks good! Some rear fogs look obnoxious but those are nice and subtle.
They are not too subtle, actually. I took the photo from above thepoint of direct view and still had to add 5 stops of exposure--they are pretty bright.
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Thanks for the fog DIY.

Where did you get your color corrected halos? How much were they? How did the install go.
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rear fogs def. wont be subtle!
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Are the rear fog light bulbs already installed or do you have to change the bulbs after changing the switch ?
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The space on the left has a thumb wheel for adjusting the headlights in some markets--not applicalble to the US with self-levelliing lights.
Hay greg want to get your car on the dyno?? would love to check her out sometime!!
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